OneJustice is seeking an Immigration Pro Bono Staff Attorney to join our team of legal aid innovators. The Staff Attorney will provide substantive immigration expertise on the Pro Bono Justice program’s pro bono innovation projects, including limited scope legal clinics through the Justice Bus Project, Rural Justice Collaborative, and IMPACT LA – as well as our full-scope pro bono immigration work through the Rural Immigrant Connect project. The Staff Attorney will also coordinate and run legal clinics in high priority rural areas in California. In addition, the Staff Attorney will provide substantive immigration expertise to support OneJustice’s state and nationwide pro bono coordination leadership through our Immigration Pro Bono Response Network and our Pro Bono Convenings and Conferences.
A successful applicant for the OneJustice Pro Bono Immigration Staff Attorney position is an attorney who wants to make a significant impact in legal services for low-income Californians and play an influential role in a highly productive organization. The Staff Attorney will be responsible for designing, implementing and supervising mobile legal clinics with OneJustice’s highly innovative Justice Bus and Rural Justice Collaborative projects. The Staff Attorney will also provide general and occasional support to OneJustice’s other work in Northern and Central California, including Rural Immigrant Connect. Finally, the Staff Attorney will serve as an internal resource to the Pro Bono Justice team in designing highly effective use of pro bono resources in serving immigrants. Some travel within California is required, including to rural areas of California for mobile legal clinics and to work with OneJustice staff in our Los Angeles office.
● Three or more years of immigration law expertise
● Enthusiasm for innovation and a commitment to increasing access to legal services for low-income Californians
● Demonstrated experience as a self-starter, with a history of independently managing projects
● Understanding of the pro bono “systems” in California (i.e., the manner in which private law attorneys are connected to low-income clients)
● Previous experience working with low-income and/or underserved communities preferred
● Spanish language ability preferred
● Experience working at a legal services nonprofit or providing pro bono assistance as a law firm associate preferred
Application: To apply, please send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, describing relevant work and volunteer experience, and addressing the below prompt regarding diversity; (2) your resume; and (3) three professional references. Please include “Immigration Pro Bono Staff Attorney” in your email subject header. Applications are due by Friday, December 16, 2016, and will be considered on a rolling basis.
In your cover letter, please make sure you address the following in order for your application to be considered:
OneJustice serves highly diverse communities both in terms of our clients and in the broader legal services sector. To ensure that our agency is best positioned to serve these communities, OneJustice strives to promote an evolving set of behaviors and attitudes amongst our staff, as well as policies that enable us to work effectively in all cross-cultural situations, with clients, with our coworkers, and with our communities. We see this as a commitment to enhance the provision of our services to all clients and nonprofits and to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. Please address in your cover letter how your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural competency and diversity amongst our staff. Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences.
Full Job Posting Available at https://onejustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/OneJustice-Immigration-Staff-Attorney-Position_Nov-2016.pdf